We destroyed Fallujah in order to defeat resistance to American rule in Iraq. Which, of course, didn't work. And our bombing of Iraq has produced huge casualties (as bombing often does), but apparently has done nothing to quell the insurgency.
Now, the President says "to the Iranian people, I say tonight: As you stand for your own liberty, America stands with you." Which, press reports indicate, is clearly code for: "let the bombing of Iran begin." Because this bombing will destabilize support for the Iranian government; and the people of Iran will rise up, and throw off their chains, and be free. Free from a government, presumably, which cannot protect them from being bombed by the U.S.
But, of course, the people of Fallujah were bombed in order to make them submissive to a government that encourages the bombing of its own people, by the U.S.
So it really is a matter of what we say, not what we do. Or maybe it's the way we hold our mouths, or something. Because clearly bombing achieves different ends, through the same means, depending entirely on what we intended by the bombing.
So, world, judge us by our hearts; not by our actions. Because our hearts are pure. And our hearts know no cognitive dissonance.
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